#Article15 is making the noise for the right reasons. My stand for equality is not only centred around #Article15Trailer. 3 years back I had written something and it holds relevance with today’s trending topic. Pls read.🇮🇳#HindiIsNotTheNationalLanguage https://t.co/8RX9zffFmT— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) June 3, 2019
"..How can we force Hindi on south and north-east India? They hardly speak the language...Yes, Hindi cinema and songs have a wider reach and that’s the Wren and Martin of non-Hindi speakers, but the expectation from people residing in all parts of the country to alter their language of thought overnight would be a big mistake in a pluralistic nation like India.The priority right now is the development of our country and an over thrust should not be put on preservation of culture and heritage. It comes second. Even if you say that heritage should be preserved, as an argument, let south and north-east states preserve their culture. Let’s not force them to learn an alien language like Hindi. The non-Hindi states don’t speak the language in their homes. It’s either the native language or English. Hindi is known to them only through cinema and songs... And because of cinema, which is our country’s national art, Hindi has also gained more popularity. No wonder it’s the lingua franca.We are a democracy and we have to give respect to each and every language and culture of our nation...As a nation, we have no option, but to be flexible. We have 23 official languages including Hindi and English. Let’s respect all and be fair.We have a big nation. Let’s have a big heart by keeping our fragile egos at bay.."